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Owl City Live in Manila – May 8, 2015

By on March 6, 2015

I was savoring my free Facebook by Globe one morning of February when a familiar Facebook page appeared on my Newsfeed. “Oh hi Adam…” was simply what I said in my head, getting used to seeing updates by Owl City. Only this time, something was different. There were words in that update that rang a thousand bells; words that felt so at home with, near. Few seconds later, it dawned on me. It was like I were Titanic and the news was the iceberg.

I saw Manila and May and free and some other words that pertain to Adam Young visiting my country yet again!

Alone on the bus, I was all poker face outside that I became envious of my inner self for being able to jump up and down on an instant trampoline that I don’t know where she got for pure joy. Still trying to be calm, I decided not to share the update yet thinking that it was just a misinformation from the many Owl City pages that I used to follow. Until finally, on all caps, I saw Mother Owl post not exactly the update but the outburst of her emotions upon knowing the news. I understood full well that her post was about Owl City visiting the Philippines finally after years of waiting. And so I believed.

I remember attending Owl City Philippines’ launch of The Midsummer Station a few years back. The event was enjoyable with lots of dancing (Good Time contest), singing (Name the Owl City song contest), Adam standees, CDs and a lot more. I even got a free DVD from the raffle! J And the most memorable part is when Grace (Owl City PH Founder, Mother Owl) told us that they have a surprise for us. It was indeed a surprising moment when we saw Adam on Odyssey’s hanging TV talking to us, his fans from the PHILIPPINES thanking us and stuff and and…  Was I supposed to finish story telling? Well, nevertheless, I don’t think that memory will ever be erased from any Owl City fan here in the Philippines. Adam also promised that he will be visiting us #SOON. A promise we, Filipino Owl City fans held on to until this day that he finally announced the official date.

And so on the 8th of May 2015, Owl City will be having a concert here in the Philippines, Bonifacio Global City to be exact. And if you think that’s all, here’s the catch, the concert is free! I know, asdfghjkldkjsadkashdkjs right!

Happy 5th Anniversary Owl City Philippines!

Add to that Owl City Philippines’ celebration of their 5th year anniversary as well as their all-out efforts in promoting this event. The support level is really high on this fanbase and I am really proud that I am a member of this family. For their anniversary, they are giving away Owl City shirts and CDs which I personally what to have even just one and I’m sharing this to you too so that you can have a chance. Below is the link of the pretty easy anniversary giveaway:

It doesn’t matter how long it took just as long as you continue to inspire people and of course, bring glory to God through your works, our support will always be with you Adam! See you on May 8!

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By on September 15, 2012

Movie tickets, bags, keychains, concert DVD and other stuff. I never thought I would have them for free.

Since I started blogging, I have been trying my best to join online giveaways because I don’t see the point of not doing so. I mean, the rules are very easy and I can get free stuff by doing what I love so why not, right?

And I am pretty lucky to have won a lot of useful stuff and just recently, I won yet another raffle giveaway but this time, it’s not online.

I attended the Owl City Philippines The Midsummer Station Album Launch last August 25 and as I was feeling shy and envious of the other fans having a “Good Time” while I stand in the corner with my classmate enduring my rants of wanting to join the Good Time video shoot. I really, really wanted to be in that video but I don’t have the guts to dance with them. They seem so happy and I am all awkward. So yeah. Just to hide the sadness that I’m feeling, I decided to just keep myself busy and pretended to like the CDs that are on sale on the table next to us.

Then raffle draws came in. The Owl City ballers, the necklaces with Adam’s handsome face printed on it, another Adam’s face on an A4 photo paper, demo CDs, Owl City merch products, I watched them all go to other people’s hands. Everything is in slow motion as I stare at a happy girl’s face receiving the first concert DVD to be given away. She’s really very lucky.

I’m already, “Okay then. At least I enjoyed and was able to support Adam by buying original copy of his CD. I guess I have to go home now with nothing but Adam’s heartfelt message and the enjoyment and….” until I saw the raffle representative handling out a piece of paper which seemed like the ones that they draw out for the raffle with a random number encrypted on it which happen to be MY NUMBER in the registration list! Oh man! I won! In my heart, I knew at that moment that I was going home with something, at last! But I don’t know what it is. I froze. Niel started pointing to me indicating that I was the one who won, that 71 was my number but I never moved an inch. I waited until somebody mentioned “Abegail Layosa” and there rose my freezing hand. Coming closer to the table where my beloved Owl City concert DVD lie waiting for its master to come and get it.

Sorry for the shot. My photographer was just too lazy to take a decent photo of me with my two CDs. I guess he’s just excited to go to Dairy Queen. Haha!

I heard Colwin say, “ANg swerte naman, may tweet na from Adam, may DVD pa!” And lucky I indeed was! Everything that day is so so so so amazing. From the fear of not being able to attend the launch, to the frustration from the video, to the white sheet of paper with 71 on it and the Dairy Queen. I just went home very vey happy that day. Because God gave me reasons to. At first I was really thinking twice about buying the CD because my friend actually have downloaded his copy of the album in iTunes and I can just copy them and not spend a single peso besides, we don’t have a DVD player at home. But I don’t know, maybe because the Philippines is not included in the world tour this year that’s why OCPH really need to step up and if buying a CD which I can barely use meant support for the fanbase, then I’m on it! The concert DVD is my grand prize. 🙂 Plus Adam’s video message which made I think all of us cry. Thank you MCA!
And Thank you Owl City Philippines for inviting me to attend the lauch especially Ate Grace who kept on reminding me not to be shy anymore. Oh well, I guess I have to attend more meetups before I can finally dance with you all.

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Manila Twilight 3, please?

By on July 14, 2012

October 26th of  the year 2011, Owl City visited the Philippines to promote his latest album then — All Things Bright and Beautiful. The ATBAB Tour was attended my such passionate Owl City fans from all over the Philippines and I am proud to say that I am one of them. I was there. I attended the second concert of Owl City here in the Philippines with excitement in my heart and an Owl City tattoo on my face.

That night was the greatest night of my life. Really. If I can relive one moment in my entire life, I would go back to that day when I hugged the man who I always stalk in Twitter and Tumblr, the origin of my desire to create such social networking accounts. Yes, I forgot to mention I won a Meet and Greet Pass from MCA Music and that converted my dreams to reality.

And now, Twitter updates surprised Owl City fans all over the world when he announced that he’s shooting for a music video. Music video equals new single and new single means new album. A spark was lit, new album may lead to promo tours and concerts. This is the moment! The chance to relive what happened on October 26, 2011.

I prayed and prayed that Philippines will be included in the tour. I joined trending parties and bought his newest singles in the hope of getting those in the charts which will encourage Adam to see us again, his PH HootOwls.

The Tour dates were announced. I scrolled to see the bottom part which the Asian countries were usually scheduled but to my dismay, no Manila or Philippines was listed. I desperately searched for a next page button but failed to see one. I almost gave up but then, fellow fans were very encouraging and full of hope so I held my grip on hope tighter. This is just another challenge to prove that we deserve to be visited by Adam and I am willing to support OwlCityPh’s ways on promoting his music so he can see us again.

More effort, much more prayers!

Go Owl City Philippines! We can do this! 🙂

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OCPH is still the best fanbase

By on May 11, 2012

I admit I am not that big of an Owl City fan and I don’t know every detail about Adam Young’s life but I always try to support him in any way as much as I can. That’s why I am very thankful that there’s Owl City Ph to guide me and be with me in showing Adam how I appreciate his music.

Owl City Philippines does its best to support Adam Young. I am proud that Owl City Philippines supports Adam Young’s projects and never fails to update us about what’s new with Owl City. They even conduct album launch and meet-ups to keep the Owl City Ph “family” close to each other.

And  just recently, a summer party was hosted by the OCPH staff at Don Henrico’s – West Avenue. It’s a pizza store I think? And though I didn’t get the chance to join, I believe that the party was so fun because so many Owl City fans gathered there to celebrate and share their love for Owl City. How I wish I was there.

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Welcome 2012!

By on January 1, 2012

Happy New Year, My Lovely Visitors and Readers!

2011 had become a very wonderful year for me. Especially because I met the man of my dreams on that year. Adam Young to be exact. 🙂

And I hope this year, 2012, will be a lot more meaningful though it started crazily because of some uncontrollable circumstances yet, I believe it happened for a reason. and I don’t regret what I did. Well, anyways, this is not the right place to talk about negative vibes but if you want to know what happened awhile ago, as we are about to sleep after celebrating the New Year, you can read it here. Let us just pray that whatever happened, will vanish just as the smokes of 2011 farewell.

Okay. Enough of the bad things, I just want to wish everyone a prosperous year and I am hoping that all of us will have take a step closer to God as the 365 days of the year come along.

God bless us all.

Happy New Year!


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A Teary Little Christmas (Party)

By on December 19, 2011

One of the two Christmas parties that I’ll be attending this year happened today. I was with my schoolmates and we shared a very long walk from SM Megamall to Meralco to witness the lights display there. I don’t have a camera so maybe the photos will be posted soon, when the ones with cameras uploaded our photos. I just want to share what I felt when I received the gift from my classmate and friend, Bernie. I was his “monita” and I was so overjoyed that I am close to tears when I received this very unexpected gift.

Being a fan of Owl City, I already have the idea that I will be given anything related to owls and because Owl City merch are very expensive, I erased that from my expectations list already. What’s on my mind were owl earrings or owl necklaces. The typical owl accessories but when Bernie handed me the gift, my initial reaction was a simple thank you but on my mind I was disappointed because it was not the size of any accessory and by its texture, I knew that it was s stuffed toy. I don’t fancy stuffed toys that much so I decided not to open it but they insisted that we open our gifts and so I was forced to open mine. I examined the squishy thing while it was still inside its packaging and concluded to myself, “Okay, it’s a stuffed toy. Just be thankful that you received a gift.” I already conditioned myself to seeing a cuddly little teddy bear the moment I pull it out but as I explore my hands further, the gift still inside the wrapping, I felt as if there is a pocket or something, and then I thought, “Is this an animal hat? Wow! Not bad.” But then as I dig into the gift, feeling the mysterious thing’s features, I spotted what seemed like a beak, a soft beak. I didn’t think twice that time and pulled it out with all my heart. That moment I was sitting on the grass and everyone’s been surrounding me, waiting for my reaction and as realization hit me, my hands voluntarily hit Bernie’s legs who is at that time standing in front of me. I just received an owl puppet!

This owl puppet surely has a long beak. 😀

For non-Owl City fans, I know it’s normal to regard my reaction as weird or almost freaky because I was really close to crying when I knew what the real gift was.

I’m just very thankful to the Lord for giving me wonderful friends like them. And Bernie for thinking outside the box and adding a different “category” in my very usual owl collection.

And I want to say sorry for judging his gift too quickly, I just realized, if it happened to be a teddy bear, I would still be happy because it is from a friend and I apologize for acting (in my mind) like a spoiled brat who only wants the things that she expects.

Moral Lesson: Everything that we receive is a blessing from the Lord so we should always be happy and thankful whatever it may be. 🙂

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By on November 20, 2011

Typical day on Tumblr.

Scroll. Scroll. Scroll. Whoops. Imma check my blog. *le clicks on blog*

Sees this:

This is just a photo of me and my friends with some random guy we met at tent. 🙂


OMG! Did my post actually have TWO notes?

OMG! Did she just reblogged my photo post?

OMG! Did she just say that I am “PRETTY AND DEFINITELY NOT FAT”?


OMG! Why can’t we be neighbors? I love you mydarlingblue of Tumblr, I really do!


I very, very seldom get notes on my posts and this kind of comment rarely appears in my blog which explains my sudden flight to “IS THIS REALITY OR JUST FANTASY” mode. As an ordinary girl, not to mention being socially awkward, being able to receive a compliment like such is just as though I’m putting another penny in my coin bank of self-esteem which I find hard to fill.


These kinds of things help me boost my confidence and with your help, I am hoping that I won’t be losing what I have already earned.


You are beautiful.

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Guess who’s buying VIP tix?

By on September 12, 2011

Kyuyhun Oppa is happy for me!!!!

HA! Y’know, the gifs really has nothing to do with this post. It’s just that, I want to share how happy I was when this day happened.

If you have read my post about being hopeless and all about Owl City’s concert, maybe the title of this post already gave you a hint on why am I feeling this way, well, if you’re reading my posts, you would know.  If not, you can do it now, just click here.


Okay, as I was saying, I was totally emotional during that time when I was the only one hasn’t bought a VIP ticket among my online friends but now, the whole world seem to have turned the other side which is apparently MY SIDE now. i think.. 🙂

The location of the All Things Bright and Beautiful Tour has been changed and together with that sudden change in location is another shocking news. The VIP ticket prices got cheaper from P4320 to P1758 which means, I can afford it now! Yeepee!!!

I want to thank Father God, Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit for listening to my constant prayers. Miracles do come true and only the Lord can make them, if you would just believe.

I give all praise to the Lord for he is always there for me and for you. for everyone of us.





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Aside from those funny GIFs, what now?

By on September 2, 2011

My endless search for OWL CITY LIVE IN MANILA CONCERT TICKETS has turned from endless to hopeless.

I feel like crying right now, even breaking down. I know this is insane and all but I’ve already had my mind set that I will be watching Adam Young (Owl City) perform live on October 26, 2011 seated on a VIP seat but now, it turned out just a mindless dream.

parang si John Lloyd... hayyyy. tinatago ang kalungkutang nadarama..

To tell it honestly, I started blogging in the hope of gaining money to be able to buy the things that I want, luckily I’ve gained a couple of bucks already and for me, I can buy some stuff that I want with the money still in my Paypal even though I never got online tasks already, what I earned was already enough. Until, unfortunately, the concert date came. I was just so excited the moment I knew that he will be coming in the Philippines but then saddened as I count the money I had saved. I wanted to buy VIP tickets but I don’t have enough moolah to do so.

But then, I was still determined to buy the VIP tix so I joined tons of online contests, majority of them are “cash” giveaways. Then another agonizing truth came to me — I never won any of them. 🙁

So now, I’m clueless. What would I do now? My online friends are about to buy their tickets and we already planned to watch together but how in the world will  be able to go with them if i don’t have the concert ticket the same as theirs?

I know other people will regard me as a crazy fangirl and will think that I am obsessed but to tell you the truth, I’ve never watched any concert before. Well, any paid concerts. This will be the first, if ever. And I really find Adam Young amazing that  don’t want to miss the chance of seeing him. No! I can’t even think about it. I’m really about to cry right now.

selena feels me...

Pardon me for being so emotional but this is just the truth.

What now?

Can anybody out there help me? Please. Donate to my paypal or whatever! I’m serious, feel free to send me emails or tweets. I’ll be the happiest person on Earth if this dream won’t turn into dust. I’ll be leaving my Paypal and twitter, Okay?


Twitter: abbegaill

whoever you are.. who will be willing to help me.

Oh, BTW, My family won’t support me either. LUCKY ME!

Para akong surot, siksik nang siksik. Hindi na nga kasi pwede. hay!

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I need this badly!!

By on August 17, 2011

I’ve been joining a lot of contest recently because as you know, Owl City’s concert is on October 26 and I haven’t got enough money to buy VIP tickets so joining contests and giveaways is my only hope in earning enough money to be able to see Adam perform live this October.

Among all of the giveaways that I’ve joined, this is the grandest:

Win $100 in Paypal cash from Wealth For Teens


The $100 giveaway of  Wealth For Teens (dot)com

If ever I win this giveaway, I’ll be able to have money to fulfill my dream of seeing my love perform on stage. I really really hope to win every giveaway that I joined.

My sister promised to give me P500 and that is a big help already.

I’m very thankful for the people who conduct giveaways like this and be able to help those who are in need.

Try your luck, join now!


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